dominate our conversation going forward. you had both harry reid and john boehner ready to go here, talking about this and they did begin with a tone that suggests a willingness to work together. kind of a post-election glow. but there are real differences. when you have harry reid who now has an even stronger advantage in the senate, talking about they don't want to be push around, he said. he would be willing to be conciliatory, another of his words, but they have a very strong view that voters are telling them that higher tax rates for the wealthiest would be essential to trying to deal with the long-term deficit. now john boehner had a very staged -- and i mean that in the setting type of speech, not in the words that he chose -- but he doesn't always use a teleprompter, doesn't always give a formal speech. >> yeah, this was very carefully done. in fact, i was talking to one white house source who was impressed, like, okay, that was very thoughtful. they think, okay, this is going to be serious. maybe there's something big here to be done.